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of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did y
is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, served in this country as united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury-secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of his economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to pay america's's bills and across the board cuts kick in march 1st and the government will run out of all control fund buying the end of march. jack lew is expected to inherited those headaches and president obama has promised quick action on joe biden's proposals for new gun control laws following the school shootings in connecticut. >>> the vice president's plan could be bogged down. a task force led by vice president biden is devising legislation to reform gun control laws. "washington post" reported that it could be background checks and set up a national database to track gun sales and make it harder for the mentally ill to purchase guns. these are still justroposals being considered. >>> all right, leigh glaser is check in the forecast. >> kind of
bandwagon, much more loyal to him. john kerry at the state department, he backed president obama early in the 2008 nomination fight. you now have chuck hagel, someone that obama worked closely with in the u.s. senate and he's been an adviser to him now in the white house and then john brennan at cia, someone who's been by his side for four years. >> what is the strategy? first read mentions jack reid and the statement praising chuck hagel. what's the strategy? you have people wondering why not take up the fight for susan rice and how are the dynamics different? >> as chuck todd pointed out, there are as many as ten different democratic senators opposed to chuck hagel and it's going to be up to the white house to wage a significant campaign using some democrats like senator jack reid from rhode island to win them over. the white house probably decided that they needed to go ahead and fight for chuck hagel in this matter. i've heard from the white house that the susan rice and john kerry were pretty much tied folks going in to that state department gig. president obama going with john ke
secretary of state colin powell says i wholeheartedly endorse president obama's nomination for former senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. senator hagel is well qualified with his broad experience in national security affairs. he's the president's choice. he's clearly a qualified candidate. but, yet, again, republicans are attacking one of the president's pick. and this time, they're turning their backs on one of their own. senator lindsey graham says he's out of the mainstream. john mccain says he has serious concerns about hagel's views on national kurt. and senate minority leader promises hagel a lot of tough questions. many of these same -- now, the propgsing a big fight to oppose his nomination. but, in the end, will the president get his man? joining me now is retired general wesley, former nato commander now chairman and ceo of wesley clark and associates. and former pennsylvania governor, ed rendell now an nbc news analyst. doesn't the president get to pick his own team? or has something changed? >> absolutely he's going to pick his own chief. the right wi
of hagel are fond of state can his courage. his agreement with president obama on the issue when both of them were senators were said to have been the bond between them. there is another way to look at it. when the authorization to go to war there was before the senate, hagel voiced misgivings what he said was a lack of knowledge of the country and unaware of the risks. when the role was cold. he voted aye. when things got tough he became a critic. then hagel called it the biggest foreign policy blunder since vietnam. even if the troop surge had failed it would not have been that. this is a record to be proud of? after vietnam the country was gripped with a reluctance to use military force. it was known as vietnam syndrome. the first president bush thought he banished it with the success of the first gulf war. but with president obama re-elected, the u.s. out of iraq soon to be out of afghanistan and chuck hagel chosen for defense, that syndrome seems to be back again. >> bret: there are some in this town that the hagel nomination and all the controversy surrounding it is over hamas,
-- his point was that he felt that i was, that i did not like richard nixon. he held up president obama's nomination for the archives of the united states and put a hold because of me. he admitted -- the archives of the united states, the nominee met with senator lamar alexander, he complained about me to him. but lamar alexander did not ask david to fire me. but he wanted to raise his concern. to david's credit, he did not ask me to change what i was doing, nor did they curtail the project. >> lamar alexander had worked for richard nixon in the white house. >> i interviewed william timothy, who has been the head of the congressional office, and he did not like the interview. >> lamar alexander did not? >> i interviewed lamar alexander and there was no trouble. i interviewed him in 2007. he enjoyed the interview. i interview timmons in 2009 and he did not like it -- he felt there were too many questions about watergate. he was in a sense the rabbi -- alexander's godfather in washington. he is older. i think timmons asked him to do this. >> usually the question he tells us about the oval
of, it would be john brennan. and obama's first term, brennan has been the one who has been at obama's side for all of these national security decisions. >> i want to turn to his remarks last may when john brennan publicly confirmed the united states has used drones to conduct targeted killings overseas. >> president obama believes if done carefully, deliberately, and responsibly, we can be more transparent and still ensure our nation's security. let me say it as simply as i can. yes, in full accordance with the law and order to prevent terrorist attacks on the united states and to save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft often referred to publicly as drones. i am here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. >> that is john brennan who president obama has said will be nominating to be head of the ca. marcy wheeler, your comments? >> what your leaders -- lister should know, john brennan has lied explici
editor for thegrio.com. president obama nominated john kerry for secretary of state before christmas. now he's running out his national security team, chuck hagel, john brennan. the president essentially walked away from susan rice. why does he want this fight? >> it's a great political idea on his behalf. if there's a big fight over this defense pick, it's going to be between republicans. right? republicans are in disarray on a number of issues. speaker boehner just survived a confidence vote that was a little bit dicier than we originally thought. there's a disagreeance on spending and a bunch of other issues. there's disagreements on defense. there's some new republicans who say, hey, we've got to stop this kind of knee network promilitary, pro interventionism out there. those people really like chuck hagel. there's other republicans who really hate chuck hagel. let this fight be between republicans i'm thinking is what barack obama is looking at. >> chuck hagel has managed to make people e iing jewish group rights groups. as he put it, i'm a united states senator. i'm not an israeli s
. there were reports of arrests, but no reports of serious injury or damage. >>> president obama faces a full agenda as he returns from vacation. the president and first lady returned to washington today from hawai'i. among his top concerns nominations for secretary of defense, secretary of state and treasury as well as budget battles over delayed spendion cuts, government funding and the looming debt ceiling. mr. obama's inauguration is january 21st, followed by his annual state of union address congressional leaders are gear up with the debate over the debt ceiling. as elizabeth corridan tells us republicans want any increase tied to spending cuts. >> i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling, but if we don't without a plan we all should be fired. >> reporter: now lawmakers start a new session under pressure to avert another financial crisis. this time, over raising the debt ceiling. if an agreement is not reached by late february or early march the united states risks defaulting on its financial obligations and the altru will be on how much congress will agree to cut spending. >> the b
terrorist attacks on the u.s. and save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft often referred to publicly as drones. >> president obama prepares to nominate john brennan to head the cia. that the assassination czar, brennan has played a key role backing some of the most controversial post 9-eleven policies from the secret drone war to extraordinary rendition to wireless surveillance. we will look it the nomination for republican senator chuck hagel, fellow republicans have criticized him for views on iraq, iran, and israel. then, the steubenville rape case in ohio. >> we are anonymous. around mid august 2012, a party to present a small town in ohio known as steubenville. [indiscernible] kidnapping and rape of a 15- year-old girl. >> the hacker activist group anonymous has helped expose new details about a horrific high school gang rape case involving football players in ohio. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report.
patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are bein
and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there we
. served this country as the united states senator. >> reporter: president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president obama promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals on new gun control laws following the shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> in newtown, connecticut, they are being overwhelmed by donations. though town officials said they have more than they can handle, toys, school supplies and other gifts keep pouring in in the wake of the massacre newtown now has a warehouse to hold the items being trucked in every day. a task force will figure out how to deal with all of the donations. >> people just
on the terrorist groups. and they have been supported the direct talks with the u.s. designated terrorist states, syria and iran. they have launched attack adds. >> president obama supports the sanctions on iran. and they voted against them. >> reporter: the other controversy, risk drawing the oppositionsing president obama and the gay right groups. in 1998 they opposed that nominee for the u.s. ambassador that will be openly aggressively gay. two weeks ago in the written statement, he apologized calling for the remarks insensitive. he also said that he supports the gays openly serving in the military. president obama said that they reflect their changing attitudes. >>> and with respect to the particular comment. he apologized for it. >> reporter: they have friends on both sides of the aisle. he is now a member of their intelligent advisory board. and the confirmation hearing will have a rubber substantiate for their performance at the confirmation hearing that will be considered crucial. >>> officers are crediting an alert neighbor with catching a thief who stole packages off peoples porches. 2
was to get something on paper that the vice president could deliver to mr. obama in advance of the state of the union address, wolf. >> we'll see what that state of the union address contains. specifics. that's what people want to know. thanks very much, joe, for that. >>> hillary clinton's team at the state department had a special plan for her return today and they had an opportunity to tease her about her health. tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> with the new year, the palestinian authority is changing its name. lisa sylvester's monitoring that. some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. >> from now on, the palestinian authority wants to be known as the state of palestine. the government's new agency called the r
the united states and israel? >> these are charges that we just heard in november. leveled against president obama saying that he would throw israel under the bus. the american jewish community in commit polls voted 70% for obama. they didn't believe those arguments. there are a variety of former american ambassadors to israel, leading israelis, leading jewish commentators. i myself write for a jewish newspaper at my hometown. there is significant support for chuck hagel and his positions. these are really not fair charges. he has a track record of supporting sanctions on iran, tough diplomacy with iran. >> in addition gay rights groups have also expressed opposition because of the comments he made just a little over a decade ago about american ambassador to luxembourg james hormel who is gay. i know he's apologized for these comments. what are your thoughts about that? there are still a number of gay rights advocates who have serious concerns about chuck hagel. >> this is a watershed moment in our country where the don't ask, don't tell policy has been repealed. chuck hagel has recognized t
, thank goodness. >> reporter: maureen kelly kron4 news. >> still ahead. secretary of state hillary clinton getting ready to head back to work. days after being hospitalized for a blood clot in her head. >> president obama back in washington to put the pieces of his second term in place. the new financial crisis he faces. and who he plans to nominate to be the next secretary of defense. also. the big change in san francisco. as drivers now have to shell out change. to park in the city on sundays. james holmes. the suspect in the colorado movie theater [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> james holmes, shooting. is expected to appear in court tomorrow. holmes is the man accused o
states is once again barack obama. >> time for a new sexy liberal. >> i'll have to speak to the people of my state from right here. >> no, a new sexy liberal show. >> january 19th. inauguration weekend in our nation's capital, at the warner theatre, the stephanie miller sexy liberal show. >> we have serious problems. >> featuring hal sparks. >> i have a lot of liberal friends who love this country enough to vote every other election. >> john fuglesang. >> aisha tyler. >> and the queen of progressive talk radio, stephanie miller. >> you dirty sleazy, sexy liberals. god bless you. the long-awaited washington, d.c. stephanie miller sexy liberal show at the warner theatre january 19th. >> stephanie: all right. by the way we laugh every time at the bourbon line. the aisha bourbon line. we have no idea what it's about. send down more bourbon bitches i'm thirsty. >> the way she says it is funny. >> stephanie: it doesn't matter what she says. it's funny. >> fan boy. >> stephanie: right? every time she's on the show, she says something that ends up on the t-shirt. >> boog boogity boogity cheese
your money. we will go two-miles under ground in the state of ohio and dig deep into a coal mine and see first hand how the obama administration war on coal is impacting many american families. first what does 2013 hold for conservatives and the republican party. what should be the gop agenda be for the new year. morning of america former drug czar bill bennett. welcome back. >> happy new year. how are you, sean? >> basic question. owe ma wins but the republicans stay in the house. what should they be thinking the republicans thinker the final stopgap against the obama administration. how should they see themselves. >> they are one of the major stopgaps. the other should be the american people. the founder said the last protection is the american people. >> but the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce se
in san jose and graduated from san jose state. he started a company where he is now the ceo. >>> house minority leader nancy pelosi says president obama should just bypass congress all together and raise the country's debt ceiling without debate. she told face the nation viewers the president has the 14th amendment on his side which states the nation's debt shall always be paid. she says that she and the democratic party will continue to focus on growing and supporting the middle class. >> the class is the strength of our country. and those we have to strength strengthen it and help those who aspire to be it in, be in it. but it's about a sense of community. and this is the epiphany i want them to have, not just we're only here for the wealthiest people and if it trickles down, that's a good thing. if it doesn't, so be it. that's the free market. that's not how we see it. >> pelosi met with hundreds of constituents and colleagues today for the annual new year's celebration in san francisco. meteorologist rob mayeda here. it's probably a good thing that nancy pelosi held that meeting in
. why some democrats think president obama might not fight to protect social security in the next round of those debt talks. senator bernie sanders is going to join me and weigh in on that. >>> plus, she is back. secretary of state hillary clinton back at foggy bottom after suffering from the stomach flu, a concussion, and then a blood clot. how soon could she go before congress to testify about benghazi? >>> then our big question for you. is chuck hagel too controversial to be confirmed as defense secretary? tweet me @thomasaroberts or find me on facebook. we're back after this. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these st
president obama's nomination for the archives of the united states and put a hold which you can do in senate, because of me, which he admitted because the archives of the united states, the nominee, when the senator lamar alexander and lamar alexander complained about me to him. david ferry is his name. but lamar alexander did not ask david to fire me. but he wanted to raise his concern. to david's ferio's credit, he did not ask me to change what i was doing, nor did they curtail the project. >> lamar alexander had worked for richard nixon in the white house. >> what happened was, i had interviewed william timmins, who had been the head of the congressional office and he didn't like the interview. >> lamar alexander did not? >> timons. i'd interviewed lamar alexander and there was no trouble. i interviewed him in 2007. he enjoyed the interview. i interview timmons in 2009 and he did not like it -- he felt there were too many questions about watergate. he didn't like it. he was in a sense the rabbi -- if you will -- alexander's rabbi or godfather in washington. timons is older and alexander h
are moving guards with legislation making public demands and addresses of 170,000 gun holders in the state. the public would make that fair game reversing a 20-year decision by the state lawmakers to keep sitinformation confidential. after the shooting in connecticut, president obama, well, he promised new and strong action on gun control, but here's the president back in 2008 talking about guns in a campaign. take a listen. >> i believe in the second amendment. i believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. i will not take your shotgun away. i will not take your rifle away. i won't take your handgun away. charles: what are your thoughts? >> just another one of the instances where we have seen the president flip-flop on comments made either prior to the presidency or during his last four years, but, you know, this is a time when politicians will use, unfortunately, a very horrible circumstance to push their agenda, and this might be what his agenda originally was, to be campaigned otherwise. charles: can he argue he balled on this, his favorite words, and we didn't read between the lines
played an enormous role in the obama approach to counterterrorism, and obviously he is also in a position to put the drone program in this larger perspective, and there is a dichotomy here. inside the united states the use of drones are enormously popular, and one can argue there are much more effective strategy than sending 150,000 troops to afghanistan, you know, or iraq or wherever elsewhere terrorist groups are. on the other hand, you could look at a country like pakistan. 74% of pakistanis arguably the epicenter of global terrorism think the united states is the enemy. drones are having a significant and deletarious impact on public opinion, which is greatly connected -- closely connected, you know, to why people choose to blow themselves up in pursuit of violent extremism. i think john brennan will bring that perspective to the agency if confirmed. >> we talk about what is effective and what is not, and there's a sense that drone warfare is effective insofar as it doesn't cost as much american treasure. as p.j. points out, it's not doing wonder for us in terms of our impression as b
, but that will take time. >> they want to jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united states by refusing to raise the debt limit, they will pay the consequences. >> you may want to refer to an impassioned speech obama gave in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling in the senate and the explain why we were robbing the future of the country. >> all the presidents have -- >> allowing the debt ceiling to rise automatically. >> let's go back toe for sandy. why did he leave that? he opened himself up to scathing criticism. >> i do not understand it. eric cantor assured them they would get a vote and it would pass the senate. it was predictable that this would blow up and he walked away from it. you would think you would have the votes are you would not bring it to the floor. here is a very skilled politician, but the lack of support from his own caucus is shocking. >> if he had tried to reach him four times that night, he could not reach him before the vote got overturned. reports suggest that he was up said with having that the feeder earlier in the day and he did not want to have the call for
be the most antagonistic secretary of state against the state of israel in our nation's history. >> hagel's service earned him two purple hearts. >>> president obama today signed into law legislation that set aside $9.7 billion to pay federal flood insurance claims to victims of super storm sandy. fema warned that without the additional funds it would run out of money to pay claims next week. lawmakers have yet to act on a proposed bill to set aside $51 billion worth of aid to address the effects of super storm sandy. john boehner has vowed to vote on that bill january 26. >>> there was a packed house for people that came together to raise money for super storm sandy victims. the money will go to two couples. organizers said they raised more than $2,000 and they're still counting. >>> it looks like secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work tomorrow for the first time since she fell ill in december. clinton is expected to attend a meeting first thing in the morning. on tuesday, she's scheduled to meet with outgoing defense attorney panetta. >>> california lawmakers will get ba
week with that blood clot in her head. in her final days at the state department. clinton is said to be eager to get back to business. >>> karzai arrives in d.c. today and he'll meet with president obama, they're expected to discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops and nato troops in 2014. officials say that the obama administration is considering leaving behind a minimal force, after security is handed over the afghans. karzai is expected to arrive with a wish list of both financial and military aid. he'll also be bringing with him a list of complaints. karzai's clash with the u.s. over treatment of afghan prisoners in u.s. custody just two days ago. in an interview with nbc, karzai was critical of what he described of continued attacks on afghan villages. much of the insecurity in his country is because of the u.s. and nato presence there. >>> overseas news, the u.s. is rejecting a peace plan from syrian president basha rshgbash. he said yesterday, blamed his country's struggles on the opposition. the u.s. state department in a very diplomatic response said that his plan is quote d
-sex marriage. secretary of state hillary clinton back on the job today and she has a sense of humor about her recent problems. >>> hamid karzai set to meet with president obama about the future of his country. he already said who he blames for the corruption and militant violence in afghanistan. he blames us. thank you, closeman. we'll be right back. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart, i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differely. >> shepard: secretary of state hillary clinton is back to work today after a series of serious health problems that handed her in the hospital. according to
,000 new jobs for the month, and that was slightly below expectations, but the unxmt rate states at 7.8%, which was actually unchanged from november because november was revised upward to 7.8% as well. well, after a painful and protracted battle in government, president obama signed a compromise bill avoiding the fiscal cliff. it makes the bush era tax cuts permanent, except for individuals with incomes over $400,000. it also extends jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, allows the payroll tax holiday to expire, which, by the way, raises social security taxes by 2% for everybody. the measure increases taxes on capital gains and dividends to 20% for those making more than $400,000. reaction from business was fierce. >> it's amazing how the politicians on both sides of the aisle were talking about how the bill to address the fiscal cliff needed to be balanced, and what came out couldn't have been more imbalanced, sort of by definition, with nothing but tax increases. >> we have to get something in a couple of months because all we did was push it out a couple of months before w
% of the states. you women wouldn't have the right to vote. >> dana: you women? beckel. >> is joe biden task force sounds an argument for guns. >> kimberly: president obama doesn't think america has a spending problem. a his supporters weren't happy when he saw the tax increase hit them in the pocketbook. we break down the numbers when we come back. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. ♪ ♪ >>> obama supporters like buyer's remorse after liberalism finally hits home. your paycheck. >> my boyfriend has had a a lot of expenses and feeling squeezed and having his paycheck lower didn't help. one wrote, many of my friends didn't realize it either >> eric: spread so
for democrats politically? if barack obama gets his republican secretary of defense or if republicans who, after deep sixing an african-american woman for secretary of state, now turn and savage one of their own? what's better for barack obama? because i personally think that republicans killing hagel's nomination is the best political thing that could ever happen to democrats. because it makes republicans just look obstructionist. >> well, i'll dial that back a couple points on the meter. the president losing a nomination fight would be bad for him and there would be costs on both sides. i think you're right in the sense that if i think what all of us think is that he will get through. and if they can work this thing in such a way as to highlight his strengths, all of the things we've mentioned here, and make republicans look extreme in the process of trying to bloody him up, it could be a win-win for the president. he gets the guy he wants and makes republicans look bad in the process. i think you have to look at -- watch these guys, watch john mccain on this because all of the brothers in the
who is an affordable housing advocate. >>> in just a few hours, president barack obama will announce he is nominating defense augustel and why some members are now opposed to his nomination. >>> at the same time, the president will nominate the new homeland security to secretary of state. he considered nominating him four years ago but he was criticized after being accused of controversial interrogation techniques. >>> they will meet wednesday on the new labor deal which will end the 113 day lock out. a new deal has to be ratified and after a 16 hour negotiating session an agreement had been reached. that was welcomed news for bars and restaurant near the hp pavilion who says they have been suffering without the san jose sharks. >> it will be less than what it should be but we will take something over nothing. >> they sent out a memo saying january 19th was the best date. but if we move quickly it could happen january 15thth. to talk more about the possible lock out, go to our website www.ktvu.com and click on the lock out tab. >>> 6:08 is the time, businesses included, they are welc
, some of that does tend to melt away. you're right. lindsey graham was on cnn's "state of the union" yesterday calling this an in your face nomination and basically saying this is going to be a very controversial pick for president obama. we should note the white house just put out some official guidance at 1:05 this afternoon the president will come out and make a personnel announcement. we expect that to be the announcement of chuck hagel for defense secretary and john brennan for director of the cia. but getting back to chuck hagel, you mentioned some of his credentials just a few moments ago. he is not only a republican senator who served in these halls with many of these same senators who might be opposing him or asking him tough questions, he also served in veet na vietnam. carol, he took controversial positions over the years and made some controversial statements. he opposed the iraq surge, the surge of troops into iraq to help stabilize that country during the second term of george w. bush. he has from time to time opposed unilateral sampnctions on iran. that also raised th
minutes before the hour. president obama for president in 2016 in that could actually happen if a democratic congressman gets his way. he is reintroducing a bill to repeal the 22nd amendment. that states that no president could be elected to more than 2 terms in office. he tried repealing this 7 times since 1997. the proposals never even made it to a floor vote. >>> check this out. this is the world's first cash d -- dashcam video. it is footage of firefighters back in 1926. someone mounted a camera on the truck as they rush to do a fire. as you can see the traffic was just as bad in the 1920s as it is today. the truck even drives on to the sidewalk to get around that gridlock. >> ainsley. let's head over to you. >> thank you, heather. are you one of the millions of people who pledge to get fit this new year? diet is half of your battle. it is not always easy to stay on track. here with great tips personal trainer and fitness expert nikki fitness. good to see you this morning. this is a great segment. we started the new year. off to a good start. you say think of food as fuel
ground game? i mean, when they talk about obama outperformed his polls in these five states, you have to attribute some of that to get out the vote efforts and field offices and field organizers. do you try to factor that in before? and how do you deal with the rise of early voting, especially with exit polls where you can't have someone at every county courthouse watching people as they come out of early voting? >> yeah. it's a, i think it's one of the challenges for polling, which is that campaigns are using technology to target, you know, no longer just about running ads that may or may not reach a broad swath of people. there's a push more targeted effort to get specific groups to the polls in specific states in specific parts of states. it's a very sophisticated thing now. and we're only doing national polls at my center, so i don't have a lot of tools to try to adjust for that or try to understand how that dynamic plays out. you certainly see it in our polls when we look at the people in those key battleground states like ohio and virginia and florida. they were experiencing a m
correspondents tell you what you need to know. >> president obama plans to announce chuck hagel as his pick to replace leon panetta on monday. we're on the lookout for more cabinet nominations that could come as early as this week. for secretary of state, secretary of the treasury and cia director. >>> investors are getting ready for the first full week of trading of 2013. analysts expect the s&p 500 to climb about 5% this year. earnings season also kicks off this coming week, as always, aluminum giant alcoa is first reporting fourth quarter results on tuesday. keep an eye on the consumer electronics show this week. the annual event held in las vegas is where major products like the vcr, blu-ray and other electronics are unveiled. >>> people's choice awards being handed out on wednesday. academy award nominations will be announced on thursday, and we'll have your coast to coast coverage. >>> it's back to work for the first time in a month for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. meanwhile, president clinton is looking to fill another cabinet post with a former senator and republican
court. he was extradited last week from british custody. >>steve: the united states has given afghanistan over $20 billion in the last decade. and how many lives have been lost over there? but when president karzai meets president obama this week in washington, he's reportedly coming to complain. reports say the list of grievances includes accusations that the united states has promoted corruption and violated that country's sovereignty. the meeting comes as nato troops plan to withdraw in 2014. >>brian: how many leave behind -- confuse leads to chaos at a mall in louisiana cops ordered everyone out after 200 teens gathered in the food court for a flash mob. some started fighting. panic broke out as shoppers tried scrambling out of the mall. no one hurt. cops say the number of people will be face of charges. >>gretchen: smog regulators spent $200,000 on a stink detector in california. the system will warn people in the san fernando valley when a strong stench is coming their way from the salt and sea. last year tons of dead fish in algae in salton sea sent a nasty smell over 1
for three years. that's crazy. bill: president obama says he will not bulge. >> if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. martha: he says that's that. the president is not going there, so don't even talk about it. let's talk about it with brit hume fox news senior political analyst. good morning, sir, happy new year, good to see you. >> thank you, same to you. martha: it seems those who are thrusting their fist against the wall and talking about spending as we saw from congressman jordan there are getting nowhere. >> look in the battle over this last round the president really had the high cards, and he had the high cards for one reason, one principle reason, and that is that the tax rates were set to go up by law, and did go up by law on the 1st of january. so that was a powerful fact on his side, and gave the republicans very limited leverage on what they could achieve. this time around it's a little different. the tax increase on upper incomes that was imposed by the law and lef
. >> president obama is set to nominate chuck hagel as the next secretary of state, and counter- terrorism adviser john brennan to lead the cia. there is criticism from republicans who say that he is anti-israel and soft on iran. john brennan withdrew from consideration from the agency's tom schaad and in 2008 amid questions about his connection to enhanced terret -- enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. google executive chairman eric schmidt is in north korea to look at the country's economy and social media. he is the highest u.s. executive to visit north korea since kim jong u.n. -- since kim jong un to power. retired general stanley mcchrystal, speaking earlier on cbs "this morning" said he was shocked that there was so much trouble over comments made in the article in "rolling stone" that were derogatory about the obama administration, saying he never thought he would see his loyalty and respect drawn into question after more than 30 years in the service. his resignation was accepted by president obama, promoting his new book, "my share of the task." those
. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> president obama about to make two national security nominations. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is cnn special newsroom coverage of the president's announcement. he will nominate the former senator from nebraska, chuck hagel, as secretary of defense. and john brennan to be the next director of the central intelligence agency. john kerry of massachusetts has already been picked as his nominee to become the next secretary of state. joining us now to discuss what's going on with all these nomination nominations, our white house correspondent brianna keilar, at the east room of the white house, and jim acosta at capitol hill and chief national correspondent john king and chief political analyst gloria borger. let's going to to the white house first. brianna, set the scene for us, and walk us through what we're about to see. >> reporter: we're here in the east room, wolf. we're expecting president obama will come out and say, obviously, a few words about former senator chuck hagel. we're also expecting in attendance the a
on the wealthy and curbing deductions. and obama this is amazing giving way on the notion that taxes have to go up on the middle class. this is it. ultimately it is bad for liberals who want to expand the welfare state. they said the current level of taxation for everyone below $400,000 is appropriate. they can't raise that now over the next two or four years. they can try to run trillion dollars deficits over the next years and hope the fed can keep financing them that was a hidden victory in the fiscal cliff deal. going forward republicans need to think hard about what they want to ask for on the debt deal negotiations and it shouldn't just be spending cuts. ask for progrowth when h measu. we are not going to have bliss tax reform in the next two months or next two years. what could republicans ask for that would be good for the country. progrowth regulatory relief. delaying ob care for year. proenergy policies. there is practical things they could try to ask for that would have some democratic support that they giving the post the ability to issue more bonds, a reasonable deal. >> the one th
toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> we'll have more in a few moments. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone stri
voted for barack obama, it was sort of no surprise among the republicans thing. he doesn't have the goodwill in the republican conference of the united states senate that another similarly situated republican might. >> megyn: he called the successful iraq troop surge the most dangerous blunder in this country other than vietnam. obviously that turned out not to be the case. and on the topic of israel, you can't get away with inartfully phrased for hagel on this, can you, chris? not only he called it the jewish lobby, one of the two senators voted for renewal of libyan act and voted against designating the iranian revolutionary guard a terrorist organization and blamed for blocking a bill that democrats supported. so, it's his -- his stance with respect to israel has been sort of neutrality at best, but that doesn't seem to be an acceptable stance for even, you know, some democratic senators? >> well, we hear from some groups on the left, basically, you know, the pro israel factions in the united states are politically divided, too, some are more conservative, some are liberal. l
story. >> you can call me anything. happy monday morning. >>> president obama's topic for the department of defense is chuck hagel. the question for his support for israel and backing sanctions. >>> hillary clinton is returning to work today she'll meet with her assistant secretary of state this morning and plans to play a key role in welcoming afghan president hamid karzai to washington on friday. >>> convicted serial killer rodney alcala will be sentenced today in new york today. alcala appeared on the dating game back in 1978 already on death row in california. in 2010 he was convicted in california for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl, murders that took place between 1977 and 1979. >>> 1 billion rounds of ammunition, that's a staggering amount of ammo, department of homeland security has reportedly ordered. business insider uncovered the orders. a retired military official said that's way more than 10 times what the u.s. troops use in iraq. firearms training only requires 15 to 20 million rounds a year. >>> paramedics in colorado got more than a flood. their ambulance
:00 eastern on c- span2. we take a look at president obama's announcement to his new national security team. he and the nominees spoke from the east room of the white house earlier today. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by leon panetta, chuck hagel, and john brennan. >> good afternoon. please have a seat. >> as president and commander in chief, my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. we have met that responsibility. by ending the war in iraq, a transition to afghanistan, and decimating the al qaeda core, and taking out osama bin laden. by disrupting terrorist plots, saving countless american lives. among an outstanding team, i am especially grateful to leon panetta who has led the cia and our military. after nearly five decades of service, you have more than earned the right to return to civilian life. i have much more to say about his distinguished service in the days ahead. today i want to convey the eternal gratitude. the entire nation. thank you so much. i also want to thank michael who has earned the admiration of all of
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